Character Review: The Illustrated Man

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Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man, “The Veldt”

The Parents of two children decide to shut off the automated nursery, against the childrens wishes. When the nursery is shut off, and the children go into a fit of rage, they are allowed to play in there one last time only to lock their parents in so the loins can eat the them.

The parents of Wendy and Peter. They are concerned about the childrens dependability on the automated house, especially the nursery.

Lydia and George Hadley - Distressed parents of Wendy and Peter Peter and Wendy Hadley - Spoiled children of Lydia and George David McClean - a friend of the Hadley parents who happens to be a psychologist

Third person POV

Setting - In the Happy-life Home, an automated house in the future.

Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man, “Kaleidoscope”

The crew of a rocket that has exploded are thrown into space; all going seperate directions. Hollis wishes he could have one last influence before he burns up in the atmosphere of Earth; where a boy see’s a shooting star (Hollis) and makes a wish.

Hollis, a crew member of the rocket who copes with his fat-approaching death.

Hollis - Astronaut thrown out of the exploding rocket
Woode - Astronaut thrown out of the exploding rocket
Barkley - Astronaut thrown out of the exploding rocket
Captain - Astronaut thrown out of the exploding rocket
Lespere - Astronaut thrown out of the exploding rocket
Stimson - Astronaut thrown out of the exploding rocket
Stone - Astronaut thrown out of the exploding rocket
Applegate - Astronaut thrown out of the exploding rocket
Boy - See’s Hollis’ body entering the atmosphere, and, thinking it was a shooting star, makes a wish Mother of Boy - Tells son to make a wish

Third person POV

Setting - In space, heading towards planet Earth

Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man, “The Other Foot”

A colony of black people...
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